Tatuaje M.E. II Limited Edition Cigar Review
The Tatuaje Mexican Experiment was released in 2012 as a limited, regional release. This year saw the re-release of the original along with a new, slightly tweaked blend known as the Tatuaje ME II. Both cigars are named in honor of the dark, Mexican San Andres wrapper that they are adorned with.
A new release from 2019 IPCPR, The ME II was one of the talks of the trade show this year. While it is not the first Mexican wrapped cigars Pete Johnson has created, it is among his best. It combines the sweet and rich flavors of the wrapper with the zest and wood notes from its Nicaraguan filler and binder. It is rolled into a box-pressed shape, one that Tatuaje has come to master.
While Connecticut broadleaf is always an easy choice for me, Mexican San Andres has been hit or miss. The Tatuaje ME II, however, is a certifiable hit with great flavors, top-notch construction, and a great price point.